Invisalign provider Melbourne VIC
Invisalign is a virtually invisible orthodontic system that utilises a series of removable aligners to transform your smile before your very eyes.
For most of our adult patients, the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment is usually quite daunting because of the associated appearance that comes with traditional metal braces. However, thanks to recent developments in dental technologies, you can now straighten your teeth without the bulky metal brackets and without anybody even noticing.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic technique that involves a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into a straighter and more aesthetically pleasing position. Instead of traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth to the desired positions to give you a beautiful smile. The course of the treatment involves changing the aligners approximately every two weeks. This will nudge your teeth into their optimal positions step by step until you have a newly aligned smile.
The best thing about these transparent aligners is they can be removed to enjoy your favourite foods, maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, and for special events or photographs. Because of this fact, it is also important to note the success of the Invisalign treatment depends on you wearing the aligners for the time required; a minimum of 22 hours a day. It is your diligence to wear your Invisalign aligners that will dramatically influence the end result and duration of your treatment.
Invisalign can be successfully used to treat irregular, crowded or spaced teeth as well as alignment problems such as overbites, underbites and crossbites. The technology behind Invisalign has been highly developed to help ensure that the aligners are comfortable and glide over your teeth into position with ease.
Benefits of Invisalign
- The clear aligners are made from a clear, medical grade, non-toxic plastic so they are durable and safe.
- The aligners are a smooth plastic that will not irritate your gums or the inside of your cheeks like metal braces.
- Invisalign is great for anyone who plays sport or musical instruments as there is little chance of injury or difficulty playing.
- No risk of tooth discolouration from the brackets used with traditional braces.
Invisalign is the transparent, undetectable and hygienic alternative treatment for crooked teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed allowing users to eat and brush their teeth as usual, and unlike veneers and other ‘cosmetic’ treatments, Invisalign is gentle on teeth and gums.
As the aligners are specifically designed to fit your teeth, they should not disturb the soft tissues in your mouth. Throughout your treatment, the aligners will apply a gentle pressure to your teeth that should not cause discomfort. Over a period of 9 – 24 months, depending on the positioning of your teeth, your teeth will be gently moved into place by the aligners.
At our orthodontic practices based in Melbourne, our highly experienced orthodontic professionals can work with you to determine the most appropriate orthodontic treatment for you.